Manoratha, Manas-ratha, Mano-ratha: 23 definitions
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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Manoratha (मनोरथ, “hint at a desire”) refers to one of the thirty-six “characteristic features” (lakṣaṇa) of perfect ‘poetic compositions’ (kāvyabandha) and ‘dramatic compositions’ (dṛśyakāvya, or simply kāvya). According to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 17, these thirty-six lakṣaṇas act as instructions for composing playwrights. The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature.Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra
Manoratha (मनोरथ, “indirect expression of one’s desire”).—One of the thirty-six lakṣaṇa, or “excellent points of a dramatic composition”;—Description of manoratha: Expressing one’s secret desire of the heart by a pretence of referring to somebody else’s condition, is called Indirect Expression of Desire (manoratha, lit. “object of the mind”).
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Manoratha (मनोरथ).—A calf once created by Śrī Kṛṣṇa by his spiritual powers. (See under Surabhi).Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Manoratha (मनोरथ) refers to the “reach of mental conception”, to which Lord Śiva is beyond, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.19.—“[...] the devotee [viz., Guṇanidhi] opened his eyes and gazed at lord Śiva, the moon-crested consort of Umā who was shining with a brilliance that excelled thousands of rising suns. Dazzled by the brilliance, he closed his eyes and addressed the lord of lords who is beyond the reach of mental conception (manoratha-padātin). ‘O lord, please give my eyes the power to see your feet’.”.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (kavya)
Manoratha (मनोरथ) refers to a “desire”, according to Bāṇa’s Kādambarī (p. 226).—There are apparently several Tantric rites that Bāṇa pejoratively associates with the priest: [...] “he had written down the [work known as ] the ‘Doctrine of Mahākāla’ instructed to him by a withered Mahāpāśupata mendicant”; “he was one in whom the disease of talking about [finding] treasure had arisen”; “in him the wind [disease] of alchemy had grown”; “he entertained the deluded desire (manoratha-vyāmohena) of becoming the lover of a Yakṣa maiden”.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism
1a) Manoratha (मनोरथ) is the name of Vidyārāja (i.e., “wisdom king”) mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Manoratha).
1b) Manoratha (मनोरथ) is also the name of a Piśāca mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa.
2) Manorathā (मनोरथा) refers to one of the female Śrāvakas mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture
Manoratha (मनोरथ) refers to “wishes”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly, “The Bhagavān was dwelling in the great city of Vārāṇasī. Providing great benefits he was teaching the Dharma to beings, namely the producer of virtue, fulfilling all hopes and wishes (sarva-āśā-manoratha-paripūrṇa). [He was] in an assembly-gathering, with a great assembly of Nāgas lead by Takṣaka. With a great assembly of Devas and humans”.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
manoratha : (m.) wish.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Manoratha refers to: desired object (lit. what pleases the mind), wish Vism. 506 (°vighāta+icchā-vighāta); °ṃ pūreti to fulfil one’s wish Mhvs 8, 27 (puṇṇa-sabbamanoratha). Manoratha-pūraṇī (f.) “the wish fulfiller” is the name of the Commentary on the Aṅguttara Nikāya.
Note: manoratha is a Pali compound consisting of the words mano and ratha.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
manōratha (मनोरथ).—m (S) Purpose, design, plan, scheme, desire, wish. 2 or manōrathasṛṣṭi f Mental creations or fictions; pictures or phantasms of the imagination.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
manōratha (मनोरथ).—m Purpose, design, wish.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) 'the car of the mind', a wish, desire; अवतरतः सिद्धिपथं शब्दः स्वमनोरथस्येव (avatarataḥ siddhipathaṃ śabdaḥ svamanorathasyeva) M.1.22; मनोरथानामगतिर्न विद्यते (manorathānāmagatirna vidyate) Kumārasambhava 5.64; R.2.72;12.59; उत्पद्यन्ते विलीयन्ते दरिद्राणां मनोरथाः (utpadyante vilīyante daridrāṇāṃ manorathāḥ) Udb.; आशा नाम नदी मनोरथजला (āśā nāma nadī manorathajalā) Bhartṛhari 3.45.
2) a desired object; मनोरथाय नाशंसे (manorathāya nāśaṃse) Ś.7.13.
3) (in dramas) a hint, a wish expressed indirectly or covertly. °तृतीया (tṛtīyā) Name of the third day in the bright half of Chaitra. °दायक (dāyaka) a. fulfilling one's expectations. (-kaḥ) Name of a Kalpa-taru. °द्रुमः (drumaḥ) the god of love. °बन्धः (bandhaḥ) cherishing or entertaining of desire. °बन्धुः (bandhuḥ) the friend of (who satisfies) desires; तस्या भवानपि मनोरथबन्धबन्धुः (tasyā bhavānapi manorathabandhabandhuḥ) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1.34. °सिद्धिः (siddhiḥ) f. fulfilment of one's desires. °सृष्टिः (sṛṣṭiḥ) f. a creation of the fancy, a castle in the air.
Derivable forms: manorathaḥ (मनोरथः).
Manoratha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms manas and ratha (रथ).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Manoratha (मनोरथ).—name of a piśāca: (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 18.5.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-thaḥ) 1. Wish, desire. 2. A desired object. 3. A wish expressed indirectly, (in drama.) E. manas the heart, and ratha vehicle.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Manoratha (मनोरथ).—m. wish, desire, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 13, 20.
Manoratha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms manas and ratha (रथ).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Manoratha (मनोरथ).—[masculine] wish, desire, fancy (lit. heart’s joy).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Manoratha (मनोरथ) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a contemporary of Ānandavardhana. Quoted in Dhvanyālokalocana.
2) Manoratha (मनोरथ):—a poet under Jayāpīḍa. Rājatarangiṇī 4, 496. [Subhāshitāvali by Vallabhadeva]
3) Manoratha (मनोरथ):—father of Maheśvara (Vṛttaśataka). Peters. 2, 131.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Manoratha (मनोरथ):—[=mano-ratha] [from mano > man] a m. (ifc. f(ā). ) ‘heart’s joy’ (See 2. ratha), a wish, desire (also = desired object), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] fancy, illusion, [Śaṃkarācārya]
3) [v.s. ...] (in [dramatic language]) a wish expressed in an indirect manner, hint, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]
4) [v.s. ...] the heart compared to a car (See 1. ratha), [Rāmāyaṇa]
5) [v.s. ...] Name of a teacher, [Buddhist literature]
6) [v.s. ...] of a poet, [Catalogue(s)]
7) [v.s. ...] of various men, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]
8) [v.s. ...] b [according to] to some [originally] Prākṛt for manortha, ‘heart-matter’
9) Manorathā (मनोरथा):—[=mano-rathā] [from mano-ratha > mano > man] f. Name of a woman (= -prabhā), [Kathāsaritsāgara]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Manoratha (मनोरथ):—[mano-ratha] (thaḥ) 1. m. Wish, desire.
[Sanskrit to German]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Manoratha (मनोरथ) [Also spelled manorath]:—(nm) desire, wish; longing; -[siddhi] gratification, fulfilment of a desire.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Manōratha (ಮನೋರಥ):—[noun] = ಮನೋಭಿಲಷಿತ [manobhilashita]2.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 5.19.21 < [Chapter 19 - The Festival on Śrī Kṛṣṇa Return]
Verse 6.18.5 < [Chapter 18 - In the Course of Describing the Glories of Siddhāśrama, a Description of the Rāsa-dance Festival]
Verse 5.10.24 < [Chapter 10 - The Stories of the Washerman, Weaver, and Florist]
Hari-bhakti-kalpa-latikā (by Sarasvati Thkura)
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 1.3.14 < [Part 3 - Devotional Service in Ecstasy (bhāva-bhakti)]
Verse 2.4.47 < [Part 4 - Transient Ecstatic Disturbances (vyābhicāri-bhāva)]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 3.3.80 < [Chapter 3 - Mahāprabhu’s Deliverance of Sarvabhauma, Exhibition of His Six-armed Form, and Journey to Bengal]
Verse 3.5.123 < [Chapter 5 - The Pastimes of Nityānanda]
Verse 2.6.138 < [Chapter 6 - The Lord’s Meeting with Advaita Ācārya]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 90 - The Powers of the Holy Places < [Section 2 - Bhūmi-khaṇḍa (section on the earth)]
Chapter 87 - A Hundred Names of Viṣṇu < [Section 2 - Bhūmi-khaṇḍa (section on the earth)]
Chapter 96 - Deeds Leading to Hell and Heaven < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
Dasarupaka (critical study) (by Anuru Ranjan Mishra)